24 Things to Do in Douglas County This Weekend With Kids

Family Activities & Events in Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, & Nearby Areas

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher October 2, 2022

Are you looking for fun family activities happening in and near Douglas County this weekend? We've got some recommendations for you! 

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We update this article every Monday. We have not attended all events, and we encourage parents to use their judgment when choosing which events to attend. Age recommendations are provided by the venue.

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1. 🎃 Pumpkin Festival ~ October 7-9 (All Ages) at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms

2. 🧚 Kids Zone: Fairy Tea Party (Ages 3-6) at Parker Recreation Center

3. 🌯 Food Truck Frenzy (All Ages) at The Grange, Castle Rock

4. 🍂 PEPC Fall Festival (All Ages) at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church

5. 🍂 Elk Bugling Hike ~ Fri/Sat (Ages 10+) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

6. 🍕 Pizza Party & Playtime (Ages 3-8) at Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch

7. 🎭 Hogwarts of Parker ~ October 7-8 (All Ages) at The Schoolhouse Theater, Parker

8. ⚡ Harry Potter Trivia ~ Fridays in October (All Ages) at Game Train USA, Highlands Ranch

9. 🎃 Float 'n' Flick: Hotel Transylvania 3 (All Ages) at Dolphinz Swim School, Parker

10. 🎭 The Curious Savage ~ October 6-8 (All Ages) at ThunderRidge High School, Highlands Ranch

11. 🤣 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (All Ages) at Chaparral High School, Parker

12. 🎭 Radium Girls ~ October 6-8 (Ages 12+) at Ponderosa High School, Parker


13. 🦙 Alpaca of the Rockies ~ October 8-9 (All Ages) at Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center, Castle Rock

14. 🎅 Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Elves Reunion (All Ages) at Parker Station Office Building

15. 🐶 Tales for Tails: Read to Dogs (Ages 6+) at The Buddy Center, Castle Rock

16. 🐴 Picnic with Ponies Rocks the Ranch (All Ages) at Zuma's Rescue Ranch, Littleton

17. 🦉 Nocturnal Night Hike (Ages 7+) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

18. 🎶 Choir! Choir! Choir! (All Ages) at PACE Center, Parker

19. 🦂 Nat Geographic Live: Deadliest Lifesavers (Ages 13+) at Lone Tree Arts Center


20. 🏛️ SCFD Free Day (All Ages) at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

21. 🎃 Pumpkin Carving with the Horses and Chickens (All Ages) at Sky View Farm, Castle Rock

22. ⛰️ Campfire Hike (All Ages) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

23. 🎃 Floating Pumpkin Patch (All Ages) at SafeSplash Swim School, Castle Rock

24. 🌕 Guided Nature Hike: A Walk Under the Full "Hunter's Moon" (All Ages) at Bluffs Regional Park, Lone Tree


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